Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
Watch On
  1. Norman Bates is alive and well, and just a tad kinkier than you remember him.
  2. William H. Macy is fine as the detective Arbogast, wearing a hat he could have borrowed from Martin Balsam in the original role.
  3. 75
    The film is shot in color and includes an amped-up Danny Elfman version of Bernard Herrmann's haunting score.
  4. Reviewed by: M. V. Moorhead
    70
    Funny and sort of creepy--a not bad little thriller with some peculiarly dated plot development.
  5. It remains the most structurally elegant and sneakily playful of thrillers. At least some things never change.
  6. May not be anything new, but it's still just as shocking.
  7. Reviewed by: David Kehr
    63
    Cold, dull, lifeless. [5 December 1998, p.3]
  8. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    Untantalizingly reverent remake. [7 December 1998, p.4D]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 129 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. May 13, 2014
    10
    I have not seen Alfred Hitchock's Psycho but i need see the remake . the new film describes every detail
    of the original that is good the
    I have not seen Alfred Hitchock's Psycho but i need see the remake . the new film describes every detail
    of the original that is good the new generation of the film is the darkness of Vince Vaughn and the shower scene which was the best part . The remake was Absolutely the best one i scene and the psycho series was fun too .
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  2. Jun 13, 2015
    2
    A shot for shot remake with awful performances and just has no reason to exist at all
    verdict:The exact same film as the original except this
    A shot for shot remake with awful performances and just has no reason to exist at all
    verdict:The exact same film as the original except this version sucks
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  3. Oct 30, 2014
    4
    Vince Vaughn is so laughable it's his best comedy since "Swingers". This is a pointless remake that is below all other remakes, not only is itVince Vaughn is so laughable it's his best comedy since "Swingers". This is a pointless remake that is below all other remakes, not only is it guilty of being a shot for shot copy of the Hitchcock classic taking no artistic chances with the material to steer in another direction whether or not it's good but i'd rather see that than the exact same movie the came out in the 60's and the directors reasoning for it just irritates me. Full Review »